View Full Version : In desperate need of help!

Kal El
16th November 2007, 04:57
When I was changing my axie's water today I noticed the tip of one of her gills was white and had a cotton like substance on it. I've beening up on similar cases, and all of them say to immerse the axie into a salt bath. When I go ahead and do this do I need to worry about drastic changes in other parameters. For instance, the tap water (containing the salt) will have different pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate readings compared to the parameters that are within the tank. What should I do? I'm kind of really panicking now.


16th November 2007, 06:38
Hi Jay,

Don't panic follow the directions you have for giving salt baths, don't worry about the different parameters as its only a short space of time 10-15 minutes. If you are really worried use dechlorinated water to mix with your salt.

Good luck

16th November 2007, 07:38
Hi Jay, you shouldn't use straight tapwater for the saltbaths, use dechlorinated water, mix with the salt and let it stand in the same room as the tank so the temperature is fairly similar.